Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Testing ammonia levels

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by globalpilot, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to get my blood ammonia tested. I have 2 questions about this:

    a. do any special measures need to be taken so the sample doesn't spoil such as putting the sample on ice ?

    b. should I check other parameters such as blood urea ? are there any other measurements that would give a clue as to whether ammonia is an issue ?

    Regards,
    Global Pilot
     
  2. lampkld2

    lampkld2

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    Hi Just want to add to this... I heard that urine PH may indicate an ammonia issue, what kind of range are we looking at here? (mine was 5.5..is this bad?)
     
  3. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    That seems a little low. I try to keep mine above 6 so I don't develop more kidney stones. I don't need anymore of those!
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    It depends on how it is measured. My NutrEval urine ammonia level was high, but still within "normal" limits -- at 39.3. Their lab normal range is 12.0-41.0 mmol/g creatine.

    Not sure about blood ammonia tests...
     

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